Show Us Who You Are by Elle McNicoll goes to Knights Of!


We are delighted to announce that the amazing Elle McNicoll has written a brand new Middle Grade novel, Show Us Who You Are, which will be published by Knights Of in March 2021! This news follows Elle’s trailblazing year where her bestselling debut, A Kind of Spark, was swiftly selected as Blackwell’s Children’s Book of the Year, Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month for October, and the Times and Sunday Times Book of the Week.

The second book from the author of A Kind Of Spark, with Neurodivergent characters you’ll root for and a moving friendship at its heart. When Cora’s brother drags her along to his boss’s house, she doesn’t expect to strike up a friendship with Adrien, son of the intimidating CEO of Pomegranate Technologies. As she become part of Adrien’s life, she is also drawn into the mysterious projects at Pomegranate. At first, she’s intrigued by them - Pomegranate is using AI to recreate real people in hologram form. As she digs deeper, however, she uncovers darker secrets… Cora knows she must unravel their plans, but can she fight to make her voice heard, whilst never losing sight of herself?

A note from Elle:

Writing my second book during lockdown was more intense than my first but knowing that it would be worked on and supported by Knights Of and Eishar is what allowed me to do it. I am very aware, as an author, that I’m working with an exceptional team and I can’t wait for readers to meet Cora and Adrien.

A note from Eishar Brar, Editorial Director at Knights Of:

We are beyond excited to be publishing Elle’s second middle-grade in 2021. Set in the near future, Show Us Who You Are has Elle’s gorgeous writing, twists and turns that will keep readers gripped, and a moving friendship at its heart. Elle is so committed to accurately representing Neurodivergent characters in her books; it’s a real honour to continue this work with her.